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Old 07-06-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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A little history on the Rubicon trail itself.

Found this last night, excellent video on what a STOCK rubicon can do on the actual Rubicon trail, a little history on the trail itself and some sadness towards the end, all in all a pretty interesting watch.


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Old 07-06-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting that video. I am going on the 61st running of the Jeepers Jamboree two weeks from Thursday.... Jessie said to the guy, "See you next year." I will be on the lookout for her, just to get an autograph for the kids of course.

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Thanks for posting. My hope is that one day I can make it to a Jeep Jamboree and ride the Rubicon trail.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
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Great link.

I have watched all the Jeep promotional videos about how the JK Rubicon was designed and tested on the Rubicon trail. They claim the stock JK Rubicon can make the trail unmodified. That I believe. Can it be done without damaging the jeep? I am sure a two door would be easier to get away with no body damage but I really don't know so I thought I'd ask.

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Everyone is most welcome, i am very new to jeeps and will be getting my first in another 2 months or so, a 2014 of course. I also ride a Harley and know the history of Harley's so i found this video most rewarding. Please be safe on that trail and most of all have fun. I agree the Rubi 2 door can accomplish it with little to no damage, a 4 door would need modifications. Please post pics of your adventure upon your return, it would be cool if you post them on this exact thread.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #6
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Really sad to hear that a young woman lost her life that day. This was a great video, it was nicely put together.
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Really sad to hear that a young woman lost her life that day. This was a great video, it was nicely put together.
I agree.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:49 AM   #8
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Got home late last night after a great trip on the 61st running of the Jeepers Jamboree. I took 450 photos and many videos so I have to go through and pick out a few to post here and add to the thread. I won a hard bound book in the raffle, "Rubicon Springs and the Rubicon Trail: A History" written by Rick Morris. They were giving away some big prizes too, Maxxis tires, lockers, all kinds of equipment. If your interested in the book, i believe it's available on Amazon. Great people all weekend long, both the folks that put this trip on and the ones that attend. Camped with a group of guys that came from Norway, bought WWII military Jeeps in Reno, NV and drove them in. How cool is that. Vendor show, live music and good food and lots of drink. If you ever want to make it through the Rubicon, this is one way where you have support available, don't have to bring food and don't have to worry if your gonna "make it." There was a guy in front of me, 5 minutes into the trail, steering shaft sheered off. The mechanics got him up and running. I have got the 62nd already marked on the calendar.

As far as modified Vs. stock making it in, I have a 4-door and would have like 37's but the 315 Duratracs did just fine. I followed a 2-door Rubicon 2013 and they were leaving lots of shiny gray scrap marks on the rocks, but made it in.
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Cool Video. Thanks for sharing
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Great story, bummer for losing fellow jeepers... How well does a stock 4 door JKUR do on the rubicon trail?
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Great story, bummer for losing fellow jeepers... How well does a stock 4 door JKUR do on the rubicon trail?
I can only answer your question by saying that I have a 2102 JKUR, 3.5" Metal Cloak Game changer ARB Edition and 315 Duratrac's. I am now wanting 37's and 5:13 gears.

Bone stock 2012 JKUR or 2013, be prepared to be "banging" your way through. Make it through, yes. Lots of under body scraps and possible exterior body damage, YES. Lots of people say the trail has changed and it's easy. My opinion and I last went in approximately 1991, other than last weekend, is the trail has changed but is not easier nor more difficult. Areas that were a breeze are now challenging, tough spots in the past, are now easy.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:30 PM   #12
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I drove my '01 TJ. It is stock lift, stock 30" tires, stock t-case. I have a set of me made mini boat side sliders, and bumpers. My t-case skid is hamburgered and I do have some undercarrage carnage. But I did not break down on the trail I did have to get pulled on a few times(big holes that my little 30" tires got swallowed up on). I will attest that the trail is doable in a stock Jeep, just have armor. I am going to run the trail again in 2 weeks with my son
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Here's a cool video of one of Jeep's demo expeditions proving the the Rubicon can handle the the trail it was named after. They end up with some decent bumper and fender damage but overall they actually make it look easier than it probably is. I wanna go!!

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Yes, stock is doable, 2-Door or 4-Door, Sport, Sahara, Rubicon. Be prepared to get a few dents and dings. But that will add character to your rig, have at it.

Here is the bottom line, the more prepared your rig is the better your chances of problem free enjoyable trip. The goal, in my opinion, is to go through the trail and enjoy the experience, not be worried about the damage that may occur or that just did occur.

With all that said, I love those Ace Sliders, holy crap. Best purchase EVER. They kept the rocks and a few trees off my Stock sliders and doors. A little sand paper and spray paint and they will look like new. They are solid.

BTW, I have been through the trail (Circa 1990) in a stock 1989 Wrangler, bone stock with only angle iron sliders and the rear corners covered, the most stripy model you can buy off the lot. But I was in my early 20's and did a lot of stupid things back then
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Everyone is most welcome, i am very new to jeeps and will be getting my first in another 2 months or so, a 2014 of course. I also ride a Harley and know the history of Harley's so i found this video most rewarding. Please be safe on that trail and most of all have fun. I agree the Rubi 2 door can accomplish it with little to no damage, a 4 door would need modifications. Please post pics of your adventure upon your return, it would be cool if you post them on this exact thread.
Here you go Ivan

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